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About Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

Posts by Kevin Wicks

WATCH: TV Shows America Stole From Britain

From All in the Family to The Office, America has a lengthy history of borrowing and remaking TV series from our friends across the Atlantic. And that tradition continues.

WATCH: How Did Eddie Redmayne Prepare to Play Stephen Hawking?

Actor Eddie Redmayne is gearing up for a strong awards season for his portrayal of a young Stephen Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh. One of Redmayne’s first stops was the red carpet with ...

WATCH: Who Was Guy Fawkes?

Remember, remember the 5th of November: Guy Fawkes is one of Britain’s most infamous figures, and, every November 5, Britain celebrates the foiling of this terrorist’s 17th century Gunpowder Plot with an annual night of ...

WATCH: Red Carpet Fail at the Britannia Awards

When Siobhan Thompson arrived at the Beverly Hilton for the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards six hours early, what could go wrong? Well, nearly everything, apparently.

Anglo Fan Favorites, Men of 2014: Semifinals

Four men remain. Who will move on to the finals? Vote!

Anglo Fan Favorites Tournament Kicks Off November 1

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions: when’s Anglo Fan Favorites coming back? The wait is almost over: the tournament returns November 1.

Which of These Actors Deserves an Angly Award?

On November 2, BBC AMERICA will premiere the BAFTA Jaguar Britannia Awards, featuring honorees Robert Downey Jr, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Ruffalo, Mike Leigh, and Dame Judi Dench.

WATCH: Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently

Why did America ax the “U” from certain British words like “honour” and “labour”? And why did we swap the “r” and “e” in words like “theatre” and ...

Britannias Honorees Announced

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench—come and get your Britannia awards. The broadcast of the ceremony will air Sunday, November 2 at 9 pm ET on BBC AMERICA.

WATCH: How to Sling Insults Like the British

In the art of throwing serious shade, the Brits cast an intimidating shadow. Is it that insults cut deeper when said in a British accent? Or are their actual insults simply better?